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JimJoyce
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SVG

Post by JimJoyce » Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:54 pm

I'm trialing FontCreator.
I know nothing of AutoCad and such programs,
but I'm fairly competent with SVG.
When you say FontCreator can now import Vector images
I assumed it meant SVG vectors. I note it cannot.
Have you any plans to make it possible?

I can convert my svg to .png or .bmp.
But it seems very round-about.

Your testimonials and my first impressions leave me feeling veery confident.

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Re: SVG

Post by Erwin Denissen » Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:03 pm

JimJoyce wrote:When you say FontCreator can now import Vector images
I assumed it meant SVG vectors. I note it cannot.
Have you any plans to make it possible?
No, not right now. We certainly will consider adding SVG vector import support, if more people request it.
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Re: SVG

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:53 am

Meanwhile, you might like to try exporting from your drawing application as a PDF file, which will import into FontCreator. In my tests, it was quicker and gave fewer nodes, although it also gave some duplicated contours.

The attachment was printed from Inkscape to PDF Factory.
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Re: SVG

Post by JimJoyce » Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:01 pm

Thanks, Bhikklu Pesala.
I'm afraid I don't use a Drawing Application which produces a PDF file.
I simply hard code using a text editor.
Hence my suggestion i need to convert to bmp or png.
But thanks for your suggestion.
JJ

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Re: SVG

Post by sweetie » Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:21 pm

JJ,

There is an open source PDF creation program you may find useful if you are a Windows user. http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/

Basically, once you install, work in your coding program (providing it is Windows platform), all you do is PRINT ... instead of choosing you printer to actually print, choose the PDF Creator.

I am not 100% sure this will work for you, but I believe if you try InkScape (FREE vector program ~ very nice) http://www.inkscape.org/ to load (open to view) your completed SVG file, then Print, you should have proper SVG to PDF conversion.

It's worth a try! Write back if this helped or not. Good luck! :wink:

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Re: SVG

Post by JimJoyce » Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:49 pm

THANK YOU, Sweetie.

Downloaded PDFCreator.It created a 'Printer'
Used my usual edditor, chose File.Print.
Selected PDFCreator.
IT WORKED BEAUTIFULLY.

Thanks, again,
JJ

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Re: SVG

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:08 pm

This feature request has now been implemented in FontCreator 10.

FontCreator can now import SVG images. The Professional Edition can also copy Vector outlines to the clipboard for pasting into vector applications, such as Inkscape for editing there.

See this video about the new features.
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